Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: How to discover HDD in my computer, various programs does not help

21 May 2017   #1
sapropelis

64 bit, windows 10 home
 
 
How to discover HDD in my computer, various programs does not help

Hello everybody,

I have an Issue with the HDD. I wanted to plug in internal HDD as external via USB adapter. The windows 10 shows the driver in device manager and in computer management, nonetheless it is 'unkown' and 'not initialized'. In my computer it is not shown as well. I tried to plug it as internal and the windows booted 1 time, but after few tries to plug it as external via USB, trying to plug it as internal and boot is not done, because 'no operating system was found'. I have important files in the disk and it would be very good to recover them. I tried TestDisk which did not find the device at all, I tried to find it via Puppy Linux, tried partition wizard, which did not find any partition in the HDD, and tried MIni tool Power Data Recovery, nothing helped me. Do you have any Ideas how to recover the data from the HDD and make it later usable as external HDD via USB port?




Attached Thumbnails
How to discover HDD in my computer, various programs does not help-kiik.jpg  
Attached Images
How to discover HDD in my computer, various programs does not help-ddd.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
21 May 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

I would say that your disk is dead but ....
Don't try to fix it.
Ask Jumanji for help. He is the disk guru.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 May 2017   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It can be the USB port USB enclosure or cable fault. Install internally go to BIOS does it see it if it doesn't it's dear if it does make sure you boot from normal drive see if disk Management sees it then
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 May 2017   #4
andrijas

win7 ultimate x64
 
 

Ext hardware is not coop with your pc....End of story...in pc store from 6 devices for IDE SATA external connection , 4 will work for me, and only 2 or 3 will really work with not damaging file system , and only 2 will be practical to work, only 1 will survive...

HDD can be stunt.
After contact with flash software (not flashing) , after connection with external hardware...
I used to use linux red hat installation earlier to unshock HDD, sometime in first attempt, sometime it needed more than one session of work or write partition on disk ...
HDD is working all the time properly in linux , only it is unseen in win XP, win7, or undetectable by bios of mbd , but working in that same mbd...
After some time (several linux or win reboots) HDD gets his flash rom name again , and is normal for win and for mbd...
And working several years after that...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 How to discover HDD in my computer, various programs does not help




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to discover computers within a subnet
Hello fellas! How can I discover all the PCs connected within my network's subnet and get results in a csv file with one 1st column displaying, 2nd, column IP and computer name and the third to show me whether is offline/online? ie. something like this ping -a 192.168.1.1-254...
Network & Sharing
Why did you join the forums? How did you discover it?
I actually discovered this website by accident,when I was looking into how exactly RAM worked etc. I joined the forums to the vast amount of knowledge which is here, and the friendly and simple nature of the tutorials, which have been designed for 'novice' users. I really enjoy the friendly and...
Chillout Room
Won't discover other computers
I have a problem many people seem to have and I have spent many hours/days trying to fix it unsuccessfully. I have one Win-7 SP1 64-bit computer and several other Win-XP SP-3 32-bit computers on a gigabit home network with a Linksys RVS 4000 router. All computers have the same workgroup. All...
Network & Sharing
Can't discover other computers on network
I have several 7 and Vista machines and a computer running Server 2008 R2 in a networking sharing the same workgroup name. All of the computers were working and were connected to the server which shares out network storage and printers. Everything was working fine until suddenly one laptop cannot...
Network & Sharing
unable to Discover the MFP is the Network
unable to Discover the MFP is the Network hence unable to install WIA Driver from the network ,In vista all the MFP were discoverd and able to install WIA Driver kindly tell us any setting need to be done in the System.
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App